Saturday, March 22, 2014

Week In Review - Ten Things Of Thankful (40)


Ten Things of Thankful


Can you believe it's been forty plus some rogue weeks of Ten Things of Thankful?? Can't believe it. What a wonderful place Lizzi has created to focus on the good things in our lives, no matter how we feel. At the moment I feel totally exhausted and over-tired. Anyone ever heard of second trimester fatigue? Don'T remember it ever having been that bad. But even though I've spent part of this week in a haze, there are plenty of things to be thankful for:

1. Having reconciled with my sister. A couple of weeks she'd suddenly called me, after more than 2 years of absolutely no contact at all, and wanted to meet. We had a really good day together walking through a park and having coffee and cake together. I am so glad having talked about all the hard feelings of the past, the arguments, the attacks, and finally laughing it all off together. I'm more glad than I can express to have her back in our lives.

2. Having a new nephew! Welcome to this world, little Julian!

3. Beautiful spring weather for a few days this week. The trees are starting to bloom, there are yellow and purple and green spots everywhere, how beautiful!!

4. My co-worker being awesome and taking me out to my favorite ice cream place for the first time this season.

5. Another translating job. It was only a very small job, but still.

6. Finally having finished a crafting project I've started ages ago. Pretty good feeling!

7. Getting a new Starbucks mug for my collection.

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8. Getting to accompany Lily to her first race today. The weather was not very nice, and she was one of the youngest there, but she still ran a great race. So proud of our Lily!

9. Baked goods. We're going to visit my grandparents tomorrow, and since I haven't given them much (or any) prior notice, I'm going to bring the cake (afternoon coffee and cake is a very German tradition).

10. Hearing more about hubby's concert in July. He's going to play first bassoon for half of the concert. So excited to hear him play again!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

PS: In order to keep this blog somewhat pregnancy-free, I've started a second blog with regular updates. Check out the link in my top bar if you are interested how things are going.

20 comments:

  1. Your reconciliation with your sister is awesome. Just awesome. Pretty much worth ten things all by itself...and then you have all the rest! What a great week!
    Have another great one ahead!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I am glad she made that call, I wouldn't have made it for sure. Have a great weekend!!

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  2. I love the separate blog for this pregnancy and will totally check that link out more that you mentioned it. Also so glad you and your sister have reconciled. But sorry that you have been extra tired from this pregnancy and truly hope you get some rest and feel a bit better now. Hugs and have a great rest of the weekend now again :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Janine! I am really glad she called :-) Can't wait to celebrate Easter with everyone this year!! Maybe the extra stress from work (working for three right now) and the house take their toll. Can't wait for our pre-baby vacation and truly relax before the move. Have a great new week!

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  3. Really good news about your sister. That's awesome.

    And GO LILY! Good for her :)

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    1. You should have seen her running, Lizzi!! So looking forward to more Lily-and-me time spent running. Have a great week!!

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  4. What a good week for you: your sister, Lily's race, translating jobs, cake!
    I will be checking your pregnancy blog! Love to know about your progress!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Dyanne! It was really the best time I've spent with my family in maybe 5 or 6 years, and I really hope that we can keep the relaxed atmosphere up. Have a great new week, and thanks a lot for checking out the blog. Still working on it :-)

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  5. love to hear simple, good things happening, and Spring arriving surely speaks for itself.

    cup collection? ..given the market reach of the chain, it must be (potentially) a huge collection.

    running! that is still something I don't get tired of hearing about, because I don't 'get it'…. though it is clear that it is a satisfying activity for those who do… the clark in me, I suspect, to know what I know I don't know… ya know?

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    1. Actually, Clark, it's really meditative, once I've outran my problems. It really works!! My collection is not too big yet, but friends always bring me new mugs from where-ever they go. My gems are Abu Dhabi, Sydney, and definitely India :-) Still working on finally getting Istanbul though.. Have a great new week!!

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  6. Wonderful that you've reconciled with your sis! Too woot!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! It's such a relief! Have a great week!

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  7. I'm sure it was a shock to get that call from your sister. Glad you were able to put things behind you and reconcile. Wonderful thing for the week and the rest of your lives.
    So much fun and goodness this week. I'm happy for you. And I'm off to see how the pregnancy is going...

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    1. Indeed it was a shock, I totally did not expect it, just putting on my jacket about to leave the hair salon. It was a really great week, but so exhausting. Still not recovered :-) Have a great week, Christine!

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  8. Having been through estrangements with family members, I know how exciting it is to come back together again. I hope it is all smooth sailing from here on out. :)

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    1. I'm glad you managed to work things out with your family members as well. It's been a relief, and I'm lookign forward to watching all of our kids play together more often again :-) Have a good week and get better, Jen!

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  9. Did I miss that you were pregnant?! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Yup, 19 weeks and counting :-) So excited to find out on our wedding anniversary if Lily and Violet will have a little sister or brother :-)

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  10. Nice list. I also like baked goods!

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    1. Baked goods are awesome! Looking forward to easter baking with the girls! Have a winderful week!

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